The editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, Shira Savada
GINNY AND ANDREW
When Ginny and Andrew both relocated to Houston—she from Jackson Hole, he from Oklahoma City—mutual friends introduced them. They dated for five months until an Easter vacation to Ginny’s parents’ home in Carmel, California, when Andrew asked Ginny to marry him on the beach during a morning walk. “Walking the beach first thing in the morning is a daily ritual for my family while at our home there,” Ginny explains. “It is one of my favorite things to do when visiting. That day my parents were making terrible excuses as to why they couldn’t join us and my sister tried to go with us but my dad made up a reason why she shouldn’t. I was annoyed, my sister was annoyed, and Andrew and my parents were annoyed that we weren’t cooperating with the master plan.” So Andrew and Ginny set off alone with plans to meet everyone for lunch—and of course celebrating, though at the time it was unbeknownst to Ginny.
Thirteen months later, and back in the area, it was time for another momentous occasion. On May 23, 2015, over Memorial Day weekend, Ginny and Andrew got to share another walk together—up the aisle as husband and wife after a late-afternoon ceremony in Pebble Beach at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. 250 guests joined in the festivities, which were bookended by other events in the Carmel area. The wedding itself took on a natural, rustic, elegant, and slightly European vibe. “I wanted it to feel like we were in another world in another time,” the bride explains. So with old world touches, a dusky color palette, and plenty of flowers, the event was just that.
Photography, Erich McVey
Location and Catering, Monterey Peninsula Country Club
Event planning and design, Coastside Couture
Flowers, Sarah Winward
Stationery, Lavender & Mint
Calligraphy, Signora e Mare
Cakes and jello shots, Edith Meyer Cakes
Music, Monterey String Quartet (ceremony and cocktail hour); The Cheeseballs (reception)
Rentals, Archive Rentals; Classic Party Rentals; La Tavola Fine Linen
Bride’s gown, sash, and veil, Jenny Packham
Bride’s accessories, Bhldn headpiece; Charlotte Olympia shoes
Bride’s hair and makeup, The Hair + Make Up Co. Key Artist: Kelly McCabe, Tanika Patel
Bridal party hair and makeup, M.U.A.H.
Transportation, Main Event Transportation